|City church St.Dionysus
from the Steinhövel window, Speyer 1280
The Prophet had to spend three days in a fishes' belly to atone for his disobedience. Jesus lay in his grave for the same length of time to expiate the sins of mankind, therefore the two themes have been combined here. The Jonah scene has been cleverly fitted into the surrounding Banderoles and Plant Arabesques. The scene is very dramatic, showing a man forcing the disobedient prophet into the fishes' maw.